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Mar 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
shooting by one of their officers. place say it started here in a store that used to be known as the jewelry corner but they're in the process of closing. >> the adult female manager, a jewelry store in this shopping center, had an unknown male enter her shop. did not present himself as a customer. she felt threatened by him. she asked him to leave. he did not and was advancing towards the back room of the jewelry store. >> reporter: the woman ran next door to this nail salon and called police giving them a description of the man. officers caught up with him in the rear of the shopping sent. police say he a large, broken bottle with a jagged edge in his hand. >> officer deploys his taser for an unknown reason the taser did not take effect. so he transitioned to his service weapon. >> reporter: according to police the man continued to move towards the officer who fired shooting him several times. officers chronicled the crime scene, bloody clothing, a taser and nearby broken bottle, the proprietor at an adjacent florist shop wonders how this would have all happened had he not entered
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
discovered by people who said, we're rebels, you can trust us. they took him inside and gave him juice and gave him a ride. took him in the car all the way to benghazi where he telephoned american forces for a pickup. but it's what happened to the other u.s. airman that might have caused a friendly fire tragedy. commanders say the usf-15 e suffered a mechanical failure. the airmen ejected. but as they were rescued came the reported bloodshed described by libyans to western reporters. flying at least one osprey like this, a u.s. rescue team reportedly fired on friendly libyan rebels who were near one of the u.s. pilots. six libyans reportedly died. u.s. commanders investigating the crash promised to investigate the reported deaths. in el salvador this afternoon, president obama said many more u.s. forces would have died if if the forces did not intervene. >> i want to emphasize to the american people, because of the extraordinary capabilities and valor of our men and women in uniform, we have already saved lives. >> reporter: meanwhile, allied air raids continue. two arab nations,
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
run. >> reporter: for now the obama plan is to keep using air power to try to force gadhafi's forces back. top aides said the president still believes the dictator's days are numbered. i'm steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >> lawmaker were told today the u.s. role in libya is estimated to cost about $40 million a month. >>> yet another soon today that contamination is spreading in and around the nuclear facility in northern japan that was damaged in a tsunami recently. a record level of radiation has been detected in sea water near the fukushima plant. it is more than 3,000 times what is allowed by law. plant officials believe it leaking from one of the reactors there. one of the reactor that's has melted through its protective container. japan's emperor and his wife tried to console some of the thousands of displaced residents today them spent about an hour at a temporary shelter near tokyo. it was his first such visit since the earthquake and tsunami hit the area on march 11th. >>> there are more questions the security of air cargo tonight after a fake bomb troofld a cargo pla
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. don't worry about your rush hour this evening. most of us will get home okay before the rain starts. a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 11:00 for everybody you see here highlighted in the pink. it does not include portions of maryland or the northern neck of virginia. nothing severe in our area. you have to go toward stanton down to the south there. it is making the way to the east. we'll take a wider view. we'll zoom in first. this is the storm moving? >> toward frederick county. if you're in the line of this storm, watch out. we'll continue to watch as it moves to the east. two line of storms. one coming through now. another one, this one has a lot of severe weather. we'll continue to keep you updated on this. plus, what comes after this? it will set us back about a month. i'll talk about it coming up. >>> in the matter in the situation in libya, president obama said again today that he will not send ground troops, u.s. ground troops into that country. the president returned to the white house a half-hour ago. he cut his trip short so co-deal with the kris tlis. in t here
NBC
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
trying to get to the bottom of it. tom sherwood joins us with more on this scandal that has turned into a mayoral mess. tom? >> reporter: jim, this whole episode has embarrassed the city. some believe the federal u.s. attorney needs to get involved. on sunday, sulaimon brown, at the center of this political scandal, stepped up his attacks on vincent gray, saying the public should know gray is a crook. >> they need to know that mayor vincent gray is an organized criminal. he's a -- if he was -- if it was in the case of a mob, it would be racketeering. >> reporter: brown, a minor candidate for mayor last year, alleged in the "washington post" story sunday that campaign aides gave him cash to attack then mayor adrian fenty. >> reporter: sulaimon brown is calling you an organized crime figure. >> is he? >> reporter: yes, he said you were -- as an organized criminal. >> i see. >> reporter: mayor gray, who denies any wrongdoing, declined on monday to respond to brown's latest accusation. but gray on sunday called for an investigation by the city attorney general and the d.c. council. the coun
NBC
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >>> a man who used to teach in virginia is being called the face of evil by prosecutors. his name is kevin ricks, and today he pleaded guilty to abusing eight boys, and video 25i7g the attacks. julie carey was in the federal courtroom where ricks entered his plea, but offered no apologies. >> reporter: these photos were taken the last time kevin ricks was in court, when he pleaded guilty to molesting a 16-year-old manassas boy, one of his former students. that case launched the fbi investigation that brought the former english teacher to federal court today, to plead guilty to seven counts of production and possession of child pornography. >> what is so disturbing and disgusting about this case is that mr. ricks held positions of trust as a high school teacher, a camp counselor, a tutor, a foreign exchange host. >> reporter: prosecutors say for more than three decades ricks used those positions to first befriend and then victimize scores of young men and boys. ricks was a 19-year-old counselor at a virginia summer camp for disabled kids when he set his sights on his first victim, an
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
promise to use the transportation trust fund to build roads and bridges is meant to address highway congestion, which in the local maryland suburbs is the worst in the entire country. in annapolis, chris gordon, news4. >>> the proposal to raise the gas tax by 10 cents a gallon would bring in $3 million. that would be used for new revenue for roads and for the public trust. >>> some last-minute politicking delayed. a critical vote on the gay marriage bill in maryland today. the maryland senate passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage last week. that bill must now pass in the house judiciary committee to move forward. two democratic delegates who co-sponsored the bill did not attend the vote today. delegate joe carter from baltimore and prince george's county delegate skipped the session. they both said later that they might withhold their vote until the leadership in annapolis commits to full funding for schools. >>> firefighters went to the rescue of several people trapped inside a burning building in prince george's county today. flames shot through the roof of an apartment buil
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
superior court yesterday charged with receiving stolen property. internal affairs also used an undercover sting operation to nab 28-year-old jennifer green. according to court documents, green participated in what she thought was a burglary. green was arrested thursday. chief lanier saying today that that arrest is in no way connected to the arrest of the three officers this afternoon. lots more coming up tonight at 11:00, including reaction from people who live in this area. live in northwest, craig melvin, news4. back to you. >> craig, thank you. >>> there's new political fallout from the war in libya. republicans are pressuring president obama about gas prices, demanding he release domestic oil supplies. right now the current national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.51. just a year ago, it was $2.75 a gallon. steve handelsman joins us from capitol hill on the battle over domestic oil drilling. >> it is a battle. it is political. good evening, doreen. here on capitol hill, even some democrats who disagree about the need to drill now, because of libya, and t
NBC
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
use the speech to address allegations that one former candidate for mayor got a high-paying city i don't knjob political payoff. tom sherwood reports. >> reporter: as mayor vincent gray prepares to give the state of the district address tonight, the d.c. council is investigating the ethics issue hanging over the administration. sulaimon brown watched as a committee heard testimony that gray's campaign and office staff from unusually interested in getting brown a job. independent inspector general charles willoughby said the mayor's chief of staff asked him in january to meet with brown. willoughby did. but he said no mayor's office has ever made such a request before. >> you are talking about from people within the d.c. government? no. yeah, i have not been asked. >> reporter: reuben charles, a leader of both gray's campaign and transition, confirmed he was asked by gray officials to interview brown. the high-level attention to brown, a minor candidate for mayor last year, fuels brown's allegations that he was given the city job and paid cash last year for attacking mayor adrian fe
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
practice, tells us how this investigation will proceed. >> they're going to look at a 72-hour history on that controller, his sleep patterns, they're going to also look at the faa's regulations that govern their controller staffing policies, and they'll look at any tower policies that may have allowed that controller to be there with however much sleep he had or by himself. >> reporter: passengers at reagan national airport are concerned. >> i was surprised that the control tower would be manned, you know, solo by just one person, i guess, to say, and that that person had nodded off. >> i would have been panicked and thought what in the heck is going on? why do we have an airport that's open, supposedly, and we don't have anybody in the control tower? that's pretty alarming. >> reporter: the faa operates the control tower, it says, fortunately no plane was out of radar contact, and that its backup system kicked in to ensure the safe landing of both planes here at reagan national. that's the latest. back to you in the studio. >> thanks, chris. >>> john schriffen was on one of those flight
NBC
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
care. derrick ward joins us from the hospital with more on the dispute and how patients feel about it. hi, derrick. >> reporter: hey. well, you know, the nurses and their union, well, they say that the nurses are over working and could soon be underpaid unless changes are made. the hospital says they just want to bring these nurses on par with their counterparts at other hospitals. and both sides say have the patients' best interests at heart. the impasse is over how best to serve those best interests, and this is the result, a picket line. ♪ >> reporter: outside the grounds of the washington hospital center, about 1,500 striking nurses walked the picket line. at issue, wages, benefits and staffing. >> they're fighting for something good. and everybody knows there's a nursing shortage. >> we have nurses from california, maine, florida, texas, nevada, minnesota, michigan, and they're all d.c. nurses today. >> reporter: while union nurses kept up the presence outside, hospital officials sought to keep things as business as usual inside. >> operating room is open. emergency room is ope
NBC
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
murdered nearly three months ago. and today, police announced two arrests. pat collins joins us live with more on what happened to 22-year-old justin de shea overcash. pat? >> reporter: wendy, they got one suspect over the weekend, one suspect last night. the college park murder case is now closed. with somewhat of a surprise ending. >> that's unbelievable! i can't believe that. >> reporter: a neighbor of stephan weaver reacts to his arrest in a college park murder case. >> he was a friend of mine son and a very nice boy so i'm shocked. >> reporter: 22-year-old stephan weaver, charged as the wheelman. 23-year-old deandre williams, charged as the trigger man. williams and weaver both have been linked to the highly publicized murder of maryland student justin overcash. overcash, a 22-year-old double major at maryland, shot and killed inside this student group home back on january 11th. this came in the beginning of the year when prince george's county experienced a spree of homicidal violence. 12 murders in 12 days. according to court documents, they targeted that student group home on
NBC
Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, they came back at us and really made a great run. but these three guys and their teammates kept their composure the whole time. we didn't give up the lead and made huge plays down the stretch on both ends of the floor. now we're going to the final four. >> and they will playutler in the final four next saturday in houston. and think about this. playing for the national championship, the lowest seed to ever win a national championship, number eight seed villanova in 1985. >> welcome to 2011, my friend. >> also that year, villanova beat georgetown. vcu beat georgetown. >> we're on our way. >> i'm just reporting the facts. >> thank you. >>> here in washington, vcu alums are celebrating all over the region right now actually. darcy spencer is live in chinatown for us at the party i just left where the ram faithful are out in full force. >> reporter: as you know, vcu launch party was held here at the red lion bar on g street. to say fans are excited, that's an understatement. >> vcu! vcu! vcu! >> reporter: the vcu team is being called giant killers, the cinderella story of the big dance. a
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Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
a flood warning, and chuck bell is going to tell us when all of this rain is going to end. come back. ♪ ♪ hello sshe ♪s yocan be ♪ove u [ chuckl ] o ur morody ♪ ♪ can tell it's gon be ♪we day [ feouer ] wake up et th nut cios real. kissedith real honey for a mmy ta that's jusrit. and the 100% nural whole ai trea hea set. and the 100% nural whole ai because eyan help loyour choster >>> some dads decided to drastically alter their hairlines today. be brave and shave raises money for the children's national medical center. >> there's no turning back now. i'm just thrilled that with this, we're able to help. >> the dads are trying to reach their fund-raising goal of $200,000. if you would like to help and donate, all you have to do is go to nbc washington. when you get there, search be brave, and shave. >>> todays the last day you can drive on the new intercounty connector for free. starting tomorrow, it will cost you $1.15 and $1.45 in peak hours to use the toll road. the first stretch that runs from i-370 in gaitherburg to georgia avenue in olney opened last month. s
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
, there please give us a call. we love you. >> reporter: the family of bethany made the plea to come home. they said the george mason university senior who is also five months pregnant was last seen on january 29th in her apartment complex in ashburn. >> she is my oldest and we all love her dearly. and it is so hard not knowing anything and not being able to reach her. >> reporter: the family said the family kept regular contact with decker with you noticed red flags popping up soon after she was last seen the end of january. the first thing was when her husband was send off to afghanistan to serve in the army. unlike previous sendoffs, her family said she was not there. >> of course there is concern when you can't reach somebody by phone. and we have been in contact with her. and so that was a bit unusual. >> reporter: soon after her gran parents visited her apartment complex and noticed her car was still parked in the lot. thing finally did not make sense when she mid no attempt to contact her 17-month-old child kai who is staying with the grandparents. >> not being in contact with
NBC
Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
paid off. joining us with more, darcy. >> hey, craig, yeah. it certainly paid off. you see the billboards across the east coast that may have helped solve this case. today police in connecticut announced aaron thomas has been charged with raping a woman in the same room where her infant child was sleeping, and he's been charged in fugitive warrants with the rapes of two teens in prince william county on halloween night 2009. >> reporter: 39-year-old aaron thomas has been identified by police as the notorious east coast rapist, and he has roots right here in this area. he grew up in berryville, virginia, and at one time lived in this home behind dale city elementary school. the woman who lives in the home now says that makes her nervous, but she's glad he's in custody. >> thank you, jesus. whew. he's off the street. thank god for that one. thank you god for that. yes, and it's just still -- knowing he lived in this house -- it's very unsettling to me. >> reporter: some residents in this dale city neighborhood say they remember thomas and his fights in the front lawn way woman. >
NBC
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
being pounded by pro-gadhafi forces. as steve handelsman reports, it was after obama ruled out using troops to force out the dictator. >> good evening. what are we going to do about moammar gadhafi. up here on capitol hill today, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell demanded to know. if it's not obama policy to use force to depose moammar gadhafi, what is the policy. as the u.s. role in the libyan air war gets smaller and nato gets set to take over command, moammar gadhafi is not giving up or getting out. his forces today counterattacked, pushing libyan rebels back, targeting civilians in rebel-held towns. >> gadhafi is using snipers to shoot people down and let them bleed to death in the street. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton's meeting today with u.s. allies in london, topic one was the dictator. >> we urge gadhafi and his people to leave and not to cause any more bloodshed. >> reporter: but so far, it's the libyan leader's call, and he says no. >> i'm not sure that we know exactly when we will get to any change in attitude by gadhafi. >> reporter: last night president
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
gray sky. sunset at 7:25, and to the south of us, clouds coming from the system there. you see, it could give us a sprinkle, it could give us a flurry between about 8:00 and about 11:00 pittsburgh pengui.m. the other storm system waiting in the west and coming out of the rockies into the plains. so for us, we drop to 38 degrees, another cold night. now, as far as advisories go with this upcoming system that comes into the area saturday night through sunday, there's a winter storm watch down across southwestern virginia around stanton and charlottesville. i'm not expecting this to be a big system at all or a big deal. so our snow chance cops between 4:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. sunday. we'll get a trace to 2 inches on the ground and grass. but how will our spring flowers fare, and of course those cherry blossoms? the festival starts today. let's head to julie carey by the tidal basin. hey, julie. >> hi there. the cherry blossom festival folks are having a hard time remembering the last time it snowed on these tiny pink petals, but visitors around the country and world weren't going to le
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
u.s. will soon give up leadership of these allied assaults. steve handelsman joins us live from capitol hill with more on this. >> reporter: as american bombs and missiles rained down on libya, congress here on the hill is in recess. not a player, not active so far in this new u.s. war. but lawmakers have a lot of questions. is it good for americans, for our nation, to side with one group of libyans? last week, they looked doomed, but libyan rebels in their eastern stronghold of benghazi today have new hope. thanks to american f-15 pilots, and british pilots, french pilots and their mirages. they're hammering moammar gadhafi's forces again today. a coordinated attack that president obama promised today in chile will not be led by the u.s. for long. >> there's going to be a transition taking place, in which we have a range of coalition partners, the europeans, members of the arab league, who will then be participating and establishing a no-fly zone. >> reporter: but commanders say that transition would be complex. >> it's not so simple as just having a handshake someplace and say
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